Ball does not come out of Prince ball machine?

Discussion in 'Other Equipment' started by walkman, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. walkman

    walkman New User

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    I have an old Prince battery machine that has 2 spinning wheels.

    The last time I used it a ball would come down the chute but wouldn't get picked up by the wheels and thrown. I cleared the ball and started the machine again. After 3 or 4 balls the same thing would happen. The balls are gamma pressureless. The machine worked fine a week ago.

    Changing the chute angle didn't make a difference. Is there something I need to do to scuff up the wheels so they'll pick up the balls? Or something else?
     
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  2. tpotter

    tpotter New User

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    try changing out the ball brand and/or sanding down the wheels - if the wheels have too much build up from the melting of the tennis fuzz...the ball won't shoot out
     
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  3. walkman

    walkman New User

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    Thanks tpotter, I think you're on the right track.

    I called MasterSports which made the Prince machine and they told me if the balls are getting to the wheels, then it's a wheel problem. They suggested I swap the wheels (top to bottom) so they change rotational direction & try sanding them. If that doesn't work, the wheels have worn out and need to be replaced.
     
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